For example, another costumer was able to get close-ups of some of the outfits worn by said actor, and there were some faux pockets on the suit. I'm used to doing welt pockets, but this was somewhat of a hybrid and I wanted to make sure I got the right look.
In essence, you start off making a single welt regular pocket with an inner facing.
But instead of adding welts (either single or double welt), you sew a fake pocket flap.
My first mockup of the coat turned out surprisingly well in terms of fit. All I had to do was shorten the body and sleeves slightly to make it fit my body.
(Ignore how it fits on the mannequin, as the mannequin isn't my body match.)
And shortening the pattern is really the simplest change I can make. It involves shortening the pattern at the indicated "lengthen or shorten" line.